When you travel, there are expectations you set before leaving your home. You have goals in mind. Every traveler’s expectation can be different because travel itself is personal choice. There are travelers who set physical expectation such as being able to climb particular mountain, taking picture of certain monument, or entering an ancient cave. There are also travelers who have expectations that beyond those. There are those who try to find peace withing themselves, discover more of their sides, or being internally close to the maker of the world.
Can travel make you more content and relax?
Your real voyage of discovery is not only about seeking new landscapes but also about having new eyes. Travelling might not make your problems go away. However, you can escape from all the hectic and stress with travelling. Then, you will return with clearer mind and happier spirit, enabling you to think better.
It is true that travel enhances your mental well-being regardless of your purpose. Because through travel, you build your self-confidence. You build new experiences every time you travel and more memories to remember by. Those are something you cannot buy with money. Just by planning your vacation, you feel the hype, the excitement, and anticipation. From that only, you already have some of your stress released.
Then, you plan activities to do and places to visit. It is okay if you don’t have such big goals like self-discovery or something. It is okay if you travel just to quench your curiosity of the place or to satisfy your wanderlust. The most important thing is to enjoy the journey and focus on your surroundings. Open your mind and you can see how little things can make you smile easily. Those little things can make you feel settled because they help take your mind off pressing issues that put tension in yourself.
Travelling can make you appreciate your family and home because you are being away. When you realize you take them for granted, you feel more grateful and appreciate them more. Also, travel is often unpredictable regardless how neat your plan is. However, you build your self-confidence with those unexpectedness. You learn how to deal with things out of your control and stay grounded. Once you solve the problems, your confidence will be boosted.
Travel make you feel content and relax when you connect with others. Meeting new people can bring excitement. You can talk about everything and anything that won’t pressure your mind. However, you can also have your ‘me’ time. It helps revive the space that feels like suffocating lately. Stress and tension will be lesson when you have time to fully with yourself.
Simple things during travel can simply put you in a better mood such as watching sunrise, petting cat that walk by while sipping your coffee, etc. Departure into unknown lands can give you that healthy glows because you return feeling content, relax, less tensed, confident, and happier in general.